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Seniors with HIV face more stigma than those with other illnesses

The evolution of the HIV epidemic in B.C. has brought us into uncharted territory. One in two people living with HIV in B.C. are age 50 or over, compared with the one in 10 two decades earlier. This means that people with HIV are living to ages where seniors’ facilities become part of their health-care trajectory.

04 May 2018
Vancouver Sun
HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

An increasing number of patients with HIV now live long enough to get the “incidental” cancers seen in the general population. Yet these patients are also less likely to get the 3 cancers that once defined AIDS — Kaposi sarcoma, aggressive B-cell lymphoma, and invasive cervical cancer — which were frequently seen when the disease was first observed.

23 April 2018
Cancer Therapy Advisor
Dutch study ties HIV to erection problems in middle-aged men

The researchers concluded that HIV infection itself was linked to a significantly increased risk for problems getting and maintaining an erection.

27 March 2018
Menopause worsens fatigue, muscle aches in women with HIV

Researchers at Columbia University found evidence that fatigue and muscle aches — two of the most common symptoms among patients with HIV — are exacerbated by menopause. Their study underscores the need for health care providers to consider menopause when treating the often-overlooked aging HIV population, according to Rebecca Schnall, PhD, RN, Mary Dickey Lindsay Associate Professor of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at Columbia University School of Nursing, and colleagues.

26 March 2018
Study Suggests That Understanding Chronic Pain Can Help Patients Manage It Better

Often, we think that medication or surgery is the only answer for chronic pain, but a new study out of the University of Alabama (not restricted to HIV-positive people) shows how some basic pain education or cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) techniques may help patients get a grip on pain, if not alleviate it entirely.

22 March 2018
The Body Pro
HIV positive men undress to raise awareness about ageing with the virus

A new campaign highlights the health issues that can affect us as we get older - and which HIV positive people need to be aware about. Entitled 'HIV is: just a part of me', it features 11 gay men from across Europe who are positive and on treatment.

28 February 2018
Gay Star News
'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

21 February 2018
The Guardian
Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

The charity Independent Age said its survey showed age was "no barrier to having a sex life". A third are happy to have sex on a first date but most did not take any precautions against sexually transmitted infections when they started having sex with a new partner.

14 February 2018
What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome?

Last November, long-term survivors in San Francisco—and other interested community members—gathered to hear Ron Stall, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, present his research on AIDS Survivor Syndrome.

02 February 2018
BETA blog
Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV

Taking five or more prescription medications increases the risk of hospitalization and death in older adults infected with HIV and comparable adults without HIV. The findings of this Yale-led study highlight the potential risks of prescribing additional drugs to patients with multiple medical conditions.

01 February 2018
Yale News

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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